Endorsement Testing

Minimum Driver License Requirements & Endorsements

You must have a driver’s licence to drive farm equipment on a highway. You will need at least one of these three licences:

  1. Class 3
    1. Allows operation of any single vehicle over 14,000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight
    2. Allows operation of any combination of vehicles over 14,000 kg Gross vehicle weight where towed vehicle in that combination does not exceed a Gross Vehicle Weight of 4500 kg.
  2. Class 5
    1. Allows operation of any single vehicle not exceeding 14000 kgs which includes vans having a seating capacity of 10 or more and less than 24.
    2. Allows operating of any combination of vehicles (other than semi-trailers or tractor trailer combinations) not exceeding in combination a Gross Vehicle Weight of 14000kg and the towed vehicles in that combination does not exceed a Gross vehicle weight of 4500kg.
  3. Class 8
    1. Allows operation of farm tractors only less than 14000 kgs.
    2. A Class 8 licence only lets you drive farm tractors.
      1. To pull farm implements on highways, you must take the Tractor Safety Course offered by Extended Learning and Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture. (https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html )
      2. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a wallet card proving completion, allowing you to drive a tractor pulling farm implements with a combined weight up to 14,000 kg, with no restriction on the towed implement weight.


Class 8 License – For Driving Farm Tractors

What is Endorsement Testing?

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report

Tractor Inspection Report

Transportation Guidelines for Nova Scotia Farmers Guidebook


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